Whittier, CA 90605 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 90605: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Whittier, CA 90605

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 902
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,501
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,043
  • County: Los Angeles County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.956, Longitude -118.027
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Whittier, CA 90605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,605
Population in Households 40,293
Population in Familes 35,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 312
Population Density1 6,975
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 10,519
Average Household Size 3.83
Family Households 8,776
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 10,957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,916 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,603 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $422,498
Average Home Value $492,047


Median Household Income $67,583
Average Household Income $87,015
Per Capita Income $22,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.5%
Households 0.17% 0.4%
Families 0.2% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Whittier, CA 90605 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 90605 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 364 79th
Population Density1 # 307 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 622 65th
Median Household Income # 617 65th
Per Capita Income # 1205 31st

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